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MARIE VON EBNER-ESCHENBACH
Austrian novelist
(1830 - 1916)
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A clever woman has millions of born foes,--all stupid men.
      - [Women]

Accident is veiled necessity.
      - [Necessity]

Age either transfigures or petrifies.
      - [Age]

An opinion may be controverted; a prejudice, never.
      - [Opinion]

As soon as fashion is universal, it is out of date.
      - [Fashion]

Be the first to say what is self-evident, and you are immortal.
      - [Originality]

Beware of the virtue which a man boasts is his.
      - [Virtue]

Even virtue is an art; and even its devotees are divided into those who practise it and those who are merely amateurs.
      - [Virtue]

Fools usually know best that which the wise despair of ever comprehending.
      - [Understanding]

Generosity, to be perfect, should always be accompanied by dash of humor.
      - [Generosity]

Genius points the way; talent pursues it.
      - [Genius]

Grace is the outcome of inward harmony.
      - [Grace]

He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength.
      - [Patience]

How happy are the pessimists! What joy is theirs when they have proved there is no joy.
      - [Joy]

How wise must one be to be always kind.
      - [Kindness]

If there be a faith that can remove mountains, it is faith in one's own power.
      - [Self-reliance]

In every exalted joy, there mingles a sense of gratitude.
      - [Joy]

In youth we learn; in age we understand.
      - [Youth]

It is unfortunate that superior talent and superior men are so seldom united.
      - [Talent]

Kindness which is not inexhaustible does not deserve the name.
      - [Kindness]

Never expect women to be sincere, so long as they are educated to think that their first aim in life is to please.
      - [Women]

Nothing is less promising than precocity. A young thistle is more like a future tree than is a young oak.
      - [Precocity]

Nothing is so often irrevocably neglected as an opportunity of daily occurrence.
      - [Opportunity]

One thought cannot awake without awakening others.
      - [Thought]

Pain is the great teacher of mankind. Beneath its breath souls develop.
      - [Pain]


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